Independent Chartered Surveyors
As a team of independent chartered surveyors Hocking Associates provide in depth surveys to clients looking to purchase a property in the St Mawes and Roseland Peninsula area. With over 30 years’ experience surveying properties of all types from small thatched cottages to large country manors and everything in between, we take pride in going above and beyond to ensure complete client satisfaction.
We draw from a wealth of knowledge of the local area in order to provide detailed and unbiased reports that ensure our clients have all the information they need to enter into negotiations regarding the purchase of a property. Our focus is to give clients complete peace of mind by providing them with a thorough analysis and report of the property, including photographic evidence of defects found where possible.
About St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula
St Mawes is a popular holiday destination with many of the houses benefitting from views of the Bay and the Percuil River. Properties range from small cottages and holiday homes to larger houses that can often sell for substantial sums. St Mawes can be accessed by pedestrian ferry from Falmouth, or by car via the King Harry Ferry travelling across the picturesque River Fal.
Services We Provide
We offer two main services designed to provide you with all the information you need when making a decision on the purchase of a property; the Building Condition Survey (not to be confused with the RICS Condition Report) and the Full Building Survey. Each report goes into detail regarding all accessible and visible areas of the property, including photograps and helpful advice as to how any reparations can be made. We understand the importance of a fully detailed report, as purchasing a property is often one of the most important investments we can make in our lifetimes.
Building Condition Survey (not to be confused with the RICS Condition Report) – An analysis of the property from the top down includes all exterior and interior accessible areas of the property. A typed and bound report incorporating full colour photos will be provided, and the report can also be emailed to clients usually within 24 hours of our inspection.
Full Building Survey – A fully detailed and thoroughly in depth report of all accessible and visible areas of the property, taking into account its construction and condition but reporting in greater detail, such as the thickness of walls etc. As with the Building Condition Survey, if any defects are brought to light in the report, professional advice will be provided as to how these defects may be rectified. The Full Building Survey is a more detailed report and is recommended to clients who are looking for a full and complete analysis of the property in question and for properties which are of more complex construction.
The focus of our services is to provide clients with all the relevant information so that they do not feel pressured to enter into any negotiations that they are unsure of, allowing them to lawfully dispute the price of a property and re-negotiate an asking price where certain defects are concerned. By working to suit each client’s specific needs, we take pride in the level of service that we provide to all our clients. We also offer a range of other property related services including Home Security Reports, Property and Site Acquisition, Valuation Reports for Tax, or Insurance purposes and more.
Hocking Associates provide a range of survey services designed to give our clients complete peace of mind when choosing a property for purchase. For more information on the services we provide to clients in the St Mawes area, please do not hesitate to call us or email us where we will happily answer your questions.
Areas We Cover
Hocking Associates are a team of independent chartered surveyors, offering expert advice and assistance to clients throughout Cornwall. Based in Falmouth, we primarily cover Newquay to Lands End, although we also encompass the Wadebridge, Padstow and Rock areas. We regularly carry out property inspections for clients in Mylor Bridge and Flushing, Mawnan Smith and Helford Passage, Restronguet, Truro, St Mawes, Helston, Redruth, Camborne, Penzance, Carbis Bay and St Ives as well as villages in the surrounding areas.